Some of my other clients blessed me with some Knicks tickets last week to thank me for some recent work I did (Bas, take notes fam). So naturally I invited @Oakshades to ride along.
Like always, this motherfuckers shows up late as shit and mooked out of his mind. But that’s to be expected.
So me and this mook-head are sitting at the game talking about some bizarre shit like we always do. During a timeout break, the Knicks fan patrol comes out and starts throwing T-shirts into the stands and shooting that awesome T-shirt gun. This moment at sporting events is always hilarious to me. It’s just human nature to try and win free shit. People just lose their minds and their only thoughts are “GET SHIRT”. Like 50 year old men that can easily afford any shirt, stand up and try to catch one over little kids. No one even really wants the Tee, that shit never fits you anyway. It’s the thrill of just being the “lucky winner” that has us so captivated.
Anyway, we didn’t think we were going to get one so we started to talk about dumb shit again. We completely stopped paying attention and didn’t even notice that one of the guys has loaded up the T-Shirt gun and was pointing straight at us. I’m mid sentence talking about how excited I am to mook after the game and all of a sudden everyone around us stands up. Then I witnessed a Fiend miracle.
I’m not sure if @Oakshades has some sort of Super Mookin 6th sense, but his Mook Spidey Sense went off and somehow this dude made the most ABSURD, 1-handed catch over a group of fighting people. No bullshit, it was one of the best catches I’ve ever seen in the history of catches. The best part was, this mook fiend didn’t even get up out of his seat. He made a sitting, no-look, MVP catch. Was like some Randy Moss shit:
If it had been caught on film, it no doubt would have made Sports Center Top 10. I can’t stress enough how insane of a catch it was. Everyone around us was freaking out. They were literally giving him a standing ovation.
That’s when the magic happened. Without a single second of hesitation, @Oakshades turns and gives the T-Shirt to some little white kid.
Now I consider myself at heart to be a good person, but I don’t do shit like that. I actually had to force myself from not stealing the T-Shirt. When he gave it to the kid, I literally reached for it and said “WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING”.
The little kid looked at @Oakshades as if Lebron had come into the stands and handed him the T-shirt personally. His family was fucking shocked. I mean this was a Knicks T-shirt man, everyone in the fucking stadium was after this worthless piece of shit that meant so much.
For the rest of the game, every time I looked, the kid and his family were staring at @Oakshades, waving and smiling. You could see it really made an impact on their lives.
@Oakshades always talks about how when he’s rolling face at those EDM festivals he loves to stop and talk to white people to show them black people are friendly. He says he helps end racism one person at a time. I always thought he was just mollied out of his mind, but now I understand.
In all fairness, we have no idea if that little kid was racist. It’s actually a pretty ignorant assumption. They did look redneck-ish though. But I understand what he was saying. A simple act of kindness can have a tremendous impact on someone’s life. Especially a young kid that is still learning about the world.
Racism is still alive and it’s because there are a lot of kids that grow up and never interact with any other races. So all the know are the stereotypes they see in the media. I’ve reflected a lot on my life and the reason I turned out not racists is because I grew up with black people by my side and you realize from Day 1 as a little kid that we are all the same. Beyond that, I always was fortunate enough to grow up with african americans in a postion of authority. Black school Principles, teachers, coaches, doctors…postions people respect.
But if you don’t have this in your life, it’s easy to fall in the ignorant racists traps out there. So I understand what D is saying when he takes this approach. There is no telling how that kid will turn out, but I honestly believe @Oakshades changed the way that kid and his family will think forever.
See #FIENDS, we’re not just all about getting fucked up and hot chicks in #FIENDS beanies. We out here sparking social change.
PS – @Oakshades loves the kids.
PPS – There were hundereds of Randy Moss 1 handed catch pictures. I choose the one against the Jets on purpose to fuck with @Oakshades, Bas and the Queens Fiends. GGGGGGGG-MEN
PPPS – If there were any chicks around to see this, we 100% would have cut. But of course, our section was just a group of 50 dudes. Classic @Oakshades.